Garrett Riley shares vision for offensive philosophy at Clemson
Garrett Riley comes to Clemson with high expectations for the 2023 season. After winning the Broyles Award in his lone season at TCU, Riley steps in to lead Dabo Swinney’s offense moving forward.
On Wednesday, Riley met with the media on National Signing Day to discuss his vision for the Tigers. Two things jumped out for Riley regarding his offensive philosophy: Being violent and fast against opponents.
“We’re gonna be violent and fast, I think it kind of starts there,” explained Riley. “No matter whether we’re in the run game or the passing game, we’re going to attack, we’re gonna be violent, we’re gonna be fast. I think ultimately it’s just about distribution, whether that’s running the football or throwing it to your tight end… if you want to become a well-rounded offense that makes it tough on defenses, I think that’s probably thing No. 1 for me.”
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Though the offense for the Tigers did rebound slightly in 2022 while averaging 33.2 points per game, it marked the second straight season that Clemson finished below 40 points per game after 3 straight seasons above that number.
Now, we’ll see if Riley can get things clicking with QB Cade Klubnik moving forward.